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The Outer Worlds asks “Who do you think you are?” in colourful launch trailer



The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds looks awfully colourful in new “launch” trailer.

“Launch” is in quotes, of course, because Obsidian’s new first-person RPG doesn’t actually release for another week. That said, we understand the impulse; this spiritual successor to Fallout: New Vegas, due out Oct. 25, can’t get here soon enough.

The new trailer shows off a flurry of brightly colored biomes, while space pirate companion, Ellie, sets the scene.

“Look who it is: The Stranger who came out of nowhere and now has everyone talking. Some people want you to be a savior, a shining beacon of hope,” she says via voice over.

“Those people clearly haven’t met you yet.”

From there, the trailer shows off The Outer Worlds’ first-person action, while posing the question the game will offer players: “Who do you think you are?”

After a few early accolades spin up on screen, Ellie reminds would-be players: “Remember, whatever happens out there… it’ll all be your fault.”

Is that a threat or a promise (of an exciting choice-driven narrative)? Decide for yourself.

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Andrew King is a news and sports reporter by day and a freelance games writer by night. He likes immersive sims, 3D platformers and open-world games. Find his writing at GameCritics and The Hillsdale Daily News.